100 Years Ago
WOMEN FIRST TIME LISTED AS JURORS IN MONTG. COURTS — Two of the cases called were deemed unfit for the gentle ears to listen to, and the jurors were excused by agreement of counsel ... The Court House is all "dolled up" for the advent of the fair ones. The jury rooms had been renovated, new rugs laid on the floor, and the signs against smoking stand out prominently. In one juryroom, a dozen jurymen sat under the sign and smoked contentedly. There were no women around, so the violation was null and void.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BEGIN "COUNTRY GENTLEMAN" CAMPAIGN — The students of the Souderton High School are conducting a campaign during this week — February 11th-18th, to secure subscriptions to the "Country Gentleman," a farm weekly, and through their enterprise hope to secure $100 for the High School fund. The Curtis Publishing Co. has placed the "Country Gentleman" within the reach of every one by making the subscription price only $1.00 per year of 52 issues, less than two cents a week.
PERKASIE BACHELOR COMMITTED SUICIDE — Placing the barrel of an old shot gun against his heart and then pushing the trigger with an umbrella, a Perkasie man ended his life shortly after 7 o'clock Sunday morning. The man was Newton B. Nase, aged 40 years, unmarried, who boarded together with his brother at the home of Mrs. H. Dunlap ... For a number of years he had been troubled with nervousness and minor affairs worried him and caused him to be melancholy. Last Saturday he seemed to be quite upset about a certain bond he had forgotten to report in making up his income tax, and he applied to a physician for medicine.
W. ROCKHILL ALCOHOL TURNS UP IN AN ARREST — The high-priced treasure belonged to Peter J. McGee, who conducts a farm north of Quakertown and a hotel in Philadelphia. Like other "disappearing liquor" stories this one seems just as baffling ... What was the alcohol worth $3,000 doing under the pile of hay in the McGee barn? This question was asked by several persons when interviewed concerning the case. Chief Rhoades said that McGee himself, at the hearing, would not say why the alcohol was in his barn.
GAME ASSOCIATION FOR SOUDERTON — A meeting of anglers, gunners and sportsmen in general, who are interested in the propogation and protection of fish, game and our forests, is called for Tuesday evening, February 22nd, at 7.30 o'clock, in town hall, Souderton, for the purpose of organizing a club or organization, or taking such other action as may develop at the meeting, which will tend to increase the interest in angling and hunting and protection of forests, and restocking of game and fish ... For many years it has been felt that Souderton should have an association of this kind, and now that the matter has been brought to the fore in a way that there is every indication of an active organization the greatest interest possible should be taken by all those who want to see their favorite game protected and propogated.
50 Years Ago
MAYOR ALLEBACH NAMED JAYCEE AWARD RECIPIENT — Souderton Mayor Charles Allebach, Jr., was named last week as the recipient of the Souderton-Telford Jaycees' annual Distinguished Service Award ... Mayor Allebach served as chairman of last year's United Fund campaign in Souderton, and was the guiding force behind the formation of a steering committee to study the possibilities of merger and further municipal cooperation between Souderton and Telford. He was also instrumental in organizing the Community Park Concert series, which has become an annual affair.
INDIANETTES TAKE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 41-31 WIN OVER HATTERS — Brenda Landis paced the final Souderton victory of the season by hitting on six field goals from the field and a 4-for-7 mark at the charity line yielding 16 points.
GREGORY TO SPEAK AT MONTCO COLLEGE — Dick Gregory, well-known comedian, actor, author and lecturer, will speak at Montgomery County Community College on Wednesday, February 24, at 8 p.m. in College Hall auditorium, Seventh avenue and Fayette street, Conshohocken. Following Gregory's lecture, a series of workshops on black social problems will be conducted by seven Montgomery County civic leaders.
900 ATTEND LECTURE AT CHRISTOPHER DOCK — Dr. Ginott, a child psychotherapist connected with the New York University and Adelphi University, entitled his lecture "How to Drive Children Sane." Dr. Ginott explained a number of principles to the audience which they could follow in dealing with their children. Dr. Ginott urged parents to deal with the situation rather than the child, grant desires in the imagination when they can't be fulfilled in reality, and offering the child a choice when possible and waiting for the child to decide.
HISTORIANS ASK SHAPP TO OPPOSE SKIPPACK DAM — The Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc., of Woxall, have joined the fight against the proposed Evansburg Dam project by asking Governor Milton Shapp to preserve the historical sites in the Skippack Creek area by voicing his opposition to the project. Robert C. Bucher, president of the historical association, said flooding by the dam and state park project would destroy the country's oldest existing and original Pennsylvania Dutch community and the settlements of the ancestors of the entire Pennsylvania Dutch culture.